Several Hopkins High School students were honored at the Caring Youth Awards on Feb. 21. The annual event, held at the Minnetonka Community Center, celebrates youth in the community who have given outstanding service to other and organizations in the area.
“These young people have shown selfless service to their community in the past year,” said Andrea Sjogren, adult and youth programs coordinator at Hopkins Public Schools. “The future of our communities—and our world—is in great hands with these student leaders and others like them making a difference today and into the future.”
This year’s keynote speaker was Katie Williams, director of Community Education at Hopkins Public Schools. Following her speech, a total of 34 students were recognized for their service—22 of them attending Hopkins High School.
Civic and service organizations, schools, and faith community members in the Golden Valley, Hopkins, and Minnetonka communities nominated the recipients. The Caring Youth Recognition event is a collaborative effort among the cities of Hopkins, Golden Valley, and Minnetonka, the Minnetonka and Hopkins school districts, and the Glen Lake Optimists of Minnetonka.
2019 Hopkins Caring Youth recipients
MN Hopkins Youth Service Board
Hopkins Community Engagement Committee
Hopkins One Voice Community Coalition
Lindsey Von Itter
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Cornerstone Church Crystal
Kira Bergstresser, Emma DePape, Sophie Goldenberg, Sarah Hoffman, Eva Michielson, Kristen Powell, Marcella Reese, Alexis Stephenson, Jessi Shatirishvili, Maci Shatirishvili, Kaitlyn Ziegler
Hopkins Student Wellness
Lucy Avenson, Sarah Hoffman, Renee Troutman
All Saints Lutheran Church
Zaida JoliCoeur, Grace Wallace-Jackson, Rose Kyllo
Hopkins Education Foundation
Hopkins School District